Louisiana National Guard, volunteers set up donation sites

Louisiana National Guard, volunteers set up donation sites

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Agnew Hall may be a Crimson Tide fan, but he's more than happy to help Tiger fans in need.

He runs Ezell's Express seafood restaurants in Alabama, and he drove all the way from Tuscaloosa Saturday to give out food to flood victims.

"We can be enemies on the field, but we're still human and we're here for you. So we're glad to be in Baton Rouge," Hall said.

He's just one of many people and groups that have donated their time and resources to help out those in need. The First Pentecostal Church on Jones Creek in Baton Rouge turned into a donation site with food, water, and donated furniture.

"Southeast Baton Rouge was hit very hard. We have subdivisions within half a mile of here where it's just terrible devastation. But you know what, everybody here has a great spirit, a spirit of trying to get things done," said Baton Rouge Metro Council member Buddy Amoroso.

First Pentecostal is located in his district. The Louisiana National Guard is also shifting to recovery efforts. They've set up Points of Distribution around the Baton Rouge area, including one at First Pentecostal, where they have pre-made meals and water.

"We're out of New Orleans, and we remember how it was during Katrina, so we're happy to help this area. A lot of people coming through, each one of them has their own story. And how they've been affected and have been flooded, and they need help. And that's what we're here to do, help," said Marjorie Sgt. David Belala.

These points of distribution are open until further notice from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

They are located at the Miracle Place Church in Baker, along with First Pentecostal Church, Healing Place Church, and Greenwell Springs Library in Baton Rouge.

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